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18/03/2015 : ANNE FONTAINE - Gemma Bovery

ANNE FONTAINE

Gemma Bovery

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[79/100]   

Victory Productions
18/03/2015, Didier BECU

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As the title suggests, this comedy (some say it is a satire) is a modern version of Flaubert's novel from 1856. At least that is what the married baker Martin Joubert (Fabrice Luchini) thinks, who is stuck with a stupid son who only plays video games. The only bright spots in the live of Joubert are the morning walk with the dog,
the baking of the bread rolls and the occasional daydream in classic novels.
His life is suddenly turned upside down when he gets a new neighbour. Her name: Gemma Bovary (Gemma Arterton). Coincidentally everything that Gemma experiences, is consistent with the life of Flaubert's character. Joubert, who is secretly in love with the handsome lady makes it his task to ensure that his neighbour doesn’t end up as tragic as the famous Bovary.

This romantic comedy is based on a comic by Posy Simmonds. Coincidence or not (we think not!), but another comic of Simmonds (Tamara Drewe) was filmed by Stephen Frears with that same Gemma Arterton in the lead role! She is the one who makes this French comedy a success, even if there is Niels Schneider (known of Xavier Dolan movies) as her younger lover, and Jason Flemyng as her spouse (who recently starred in the highly acclaimed crime series The Missing). This is not what you would call great art, but anyone who is in love with French comedies, will adore this film.

Gemma Bovary is now out on DVD (Victory Productions).

Didier BECU
18/03/2015


NL

Zoals de titel laat vermoeden is deze komedie (sommige zeggen satire) een moderne versie van Flauberts roman uit 1856. Ten minste dat denkt Martin Joubert (Fabrice Luchini), een getrouwde bakker die opgescheept zit met een oerdomme zoon die alleen maar aan videospelletjes denkt. Het enige lichtpunt in Jouberts leven is een ochtendwandeling met de hond, broodjes bakken en wegdromen met klassieke romans. Zijn leven wordt plotseling overhoop gehaald als hij een nieuwe buurvrouw krijgt. Haar naam: Gemma Bovary (Gemma Arterton). Het toeval wil dat alles wat Gemma meemaakt strookt met de levensloop van Flauberts personages. Joubert die heimelijk verliefd is op de knappe dame, maakt het tot zijn taak ervoor te zorgen dat zijn buurvrouw niet even tragisch eindigt als de beroemde Bovary.

Deze romantische komedie is gebaseerd op een stripverhaal van Posy Simmonds. Toeval of niet (we denken het niet!) maar één van Simmonds andere strips (Tamara Drewe) werd door Stephen Frears verfilmd met diezelfde Gemma Arterton in de hoofdrol. Zij draagt deze Franse komedie bijna helemaal. Er is wel de vertolking van Niels Schneider (de poulain van Xavier Dolan) als haar jongere liefje, en Jason Flemyng als haar echtgenote (die onlangs nog in de misdaadserie The Missing schitterde), maar Gemma Bovery is in de eerste plaats Artertons film. Grote kunst is het niet, maar wie verliefd is op Franse komedies met klasse zal ook deze lusten.

Gemma Bovary is nu uit op dvd (Victory Productions).

Didier BECU
18/03/2015


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